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#1 of 15 Old 07-25-2002, 06:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Come summer time and I get waayy into smoothies!
Lately I've been on a berry smoothie kick!

Here's what I've been doin-

1.5 cups water
4 T. lemon juice
5 large fresh strawberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup frozen blackberries or blueberries
1 Tbsp stabilized flax meal -or- hempseeds
2 T. vegan soy-free protien powder
1 packet stevia powder

blend well, drink
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Smoothies--yeah! I'm the queen! I love to start the day with a cold, frosty, sweet smoothie. I don't have any certain recipes as I just throw a bunch of what is on hand in the blender. Some of my favorites: berries of course (I like to go to the U-pick places and freeze a bunch), tofu (occasionally--don't want to overdo the soy), nutritional yeast (also good on popcorn says dd who is looking over my shoulder), and my favorite, nectarines. I buy a whole bunch in season, quarter, pit, and freeze them. I usually use organic apple or orange juice as a base. Yum! Good thread idea--I look forward to new ideas!
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My favorite is: frozen strawberries, frozen peaches, frozen pineapple, orange or pineapple juice concentrate, water, soy milk, protein powder.
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basic plan for smoothies

yogurt~ we like to try different fruit flavor combinations

fruit~ if fresh then I usually toss in some ice, if frozen I don't

protein powder

juice

sometime add flax meal, blueberry honey if not sweet enough

I like to try different combinations of yogurt, fruit, and juice. They have always turned out good.

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The sound of Dp running the blender is my daily alarm clock!

We usually but a few bunches of over ripe organic bananas- they get marked down so that they are really cheap. Then we take them home, peel them, break them into chunks and put them in a big freezer bag. Voila- perfect for shakes!!

Now that strawberries are in season we have been following a similar method for them. Just wash, hull and freeze. It's the only way I know that we have berries on hand that haven't spoiled.

We make our shakes with a cup and half of yogurt or so, some juice and bit of brewer's yeast.

Mango/peachbanana makes a yummy combo!
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I've got a list of 10 smoothie recipes here:

http://www.vegfamily.com/vegan-pregn...-smoothies.htm
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Wow--I didn't know there were recipes for smoothies--I just dump in whatever happens to be around--last night 1/2 cantaloupe, raspberries, fresh peaches, blueberries, two bananas, blend, added 1 c. vanilla yogurt, a bit of OJ concentrate, and served. It was dessert for us! My kids will "eat" all kinds of fruit as "juice" that they won't eat whole!
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1 ripe papaya or mango
2 ripe bananas
rice milk or soy milk
1/2 C apricot juice or pineapple juice
1tbs flax seed oil
1 big tbs bee pollen
2 tbs of liquid calcium
2bt of liquid iron
Ummm...Very YUMMMY
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My favorite is from my running days. I used to have this for breakfast.

8 oz. milk
1 banana
1/2 pacakge silken tofu
2 T. dried coconut
a pinch of nutmeg
sweetened to taste with sugar or honey

blend and enjoy

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Dunno about you all, but fresh lime juice is a must in all my smoothies! A dash of Ceylon cinnamon is also good in peach smoothies and others. Some fresh mint from the garden goes well with melon smoothies.
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ok, maybe a silly question, but can you add protein powder to your smoothies when you are breastfeeding? And what is a good brand to get? I am new to smoothies but they sound like an excellent way to get in your fruit and veggies. Also, maybe Gabe would get some of the protein through the milk?
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I went through a phase where I added almonds instead of protein powder to my smoothies. They leave "chewy" bits in the smoothy, but if you ground them up before adding them, it might help that problem.

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I went through soy protein powder stage but eventually stopped buying the stuff because it's rather pricey. Also, I realized that my protein intake was fine so there was no reason to supplement. And I don't want to bombard my diet with too much soy.

Lately, we've been putting a few teaspoons of blackstrap molasses in our shakes. Did you know that just one tsp of blackstrap molasses has both 20% of your calcium and 20% of your iron RDAs?
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My favorite combo is bananas, OJ, and frozen blueberries - I like a cold smoothie and ice dilutes the flavors too much for me!

I also like to put my ground flaxseeds and flax/evening primrose oil in my smoothie - adds fiber and those great omega fatty acids! Plus a tablespoon of flax/EP oil really makes the smoothie smooth and yummy.

I also still use soy protein powder - I buy either Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.

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I have been feeling so good in the mornings after having this. . .

frozen peaches (probably about a cup)
organic banana
1/4 c. raw organic oats
1 T esstential woman oil (a combination of flax & evening primrose)
a bit of maple syrup
about a T. of almond butter
soy/rice milk

I stay satisfied all morning on this.
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